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SAMe Treats Both Depression and Arthritis

SAMe is an interesting supplement. Feeling “the blues” but not interested in taking Prozac? You might wonder about an alternative approach to depression and whether over-the-counter remedies can work on your moods. SAMe is a natural substance produced in the body (S-Adenosyl Methionine) when the amino acid L-methionine is combined with ATP. SAMe is most concentrated in the brain and liver, and occurs naturally in all human...

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Resveratrol Review, Benefits & Information

Resveratrol is a compound found in grapes (primarily in the seeds and skin), red wine, other fruits and peanuts. It’s a “phytoalexin“—an agent produced as a defense against bacteria and fungi. Resveratrol is believed to have a range of health benefits. For example, in-vitro and animal experiments have demonstrated it has anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory effects. In addition to food, resveratrol is...

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Pycnogenol Review & Information: A Potent Antioxidant

Pycnogenol is the patented name for a nutritional extract derived from the bark of pine trees called Pinus maritima. These trees, which grow exclusively in Europe, are rich in bioflavonoids and antioxidants, particularly compounds known as oligomeric proanthocyanidins. Highly touted for their antioxidant and properties, oligomeric proanthocyanidins are considred to be essential to health. They work in conjunction with vitamin C, each...

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MSM Review & Information: Natural Anti-Inflammatory Agent

What is MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)? MSM, or methyl sulfonyl methane, is a naturally occurring compound that is present in plants and animals. It is a form of sulfur that is reputed to have significant anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Whole fruits, vegetables, grains and milk are all dietary sources of methyl sulfonyl methane. MSM is also available in supplement form. It is widely used by athletes looking to add...

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Horse Chestnut: Benefits and Side Effects

The sturdy horse chestnut tree produces a shiny brown nut that has been used medicinally to treat inflammation and other ailments. The horse chestnut tree is unique, with sturdy erect trunks, ribbed boughs and thick buds. It gets its name from marks found on its branches that resemble horseshoes. Horse chestnut trees originated in northern India and Greece but are now cultivated throughout Europe. A variety of the tree is known as...

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Glucosamine Natural Arthritis Aid: Information and Benefits

Glucosamine is a natural building block of bone cartilage that is formed by the combination of glucose and an amino acid. It is part of a larger molecule known as glycoprotein that builds and repairs cartilage. Glucosamine also helps to lubricate joints by stimulating the production of the synovial fluid that keeps them supple. In addition, it contains pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory properties that make it useful in treating...

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